Morgan celebrates centenary with Aero SuperSports

In 2009, the Morgan Motor Company celebrates 100 years of uninterrupted automobile production. The British company has remained in one family ownership since founder HFS Morgan made his first car in 1909. As part of the centenary celebrations, Morgan is announcing a truly special model.

Designed and engineered in house, the Morgan Aero SuperSports is a lightweight aluminium sports car with a luxurious specification. The interior features a comfortable combination of polished hardwoods, hand stitched leather and electronic technology to create a driving environment that is efficient, ergonomic and sumptuous.

In spite of all this opulence the overall weight of the car is still minimal so the car is responsive to driver inputs and economical to run. The unique way Morgan can achieve this is down to our use of aircraft style superformed aluminium outer panels and the skills of our craftsmen to hand finish the assembly of each car.

This technology debuted in the 100 AeroMax coupes built by the factory in 2008 and 2009. Such was demand for this model, that Morgan have taken the decision to produce the Morgan Aero SuperSports.

The Morgan Aero SuperSports is a luxury flamboyant sports car that stays true to Morgan’s philosophy of lightweight minimalist simplicity. It’s a celebration of our love of cars and the romance of travel, and is a fitting model to announce during Morgan’s Centenary year.

Charles Morgan, grandson of the founder

The limited-edition Aero SuperSport uses two aluminum removable roof panels. These can effectively turn the car into a coupé or, when left alone, bring fresh air and the aromas of the seasons to the driving experience without undue wind disturbance to spoil the journey. The panels can be easily stored in the trunk.

The car of course benefits from the lightweight aluminium Aero chassis which is adhesively bonded for class leading rigidity. Exceeding global crash protection standards, this is also the platform used by the Morgan Aero Eight GT3 currently competing successfully in the 2009 International FIA GT3 Championship.

This chassis combined with the aluminium 4.8 litre BMW V8 engine and a choice of 6 speed automatic or manual gearboxes offers an unrivalled driving experience. No other automatic car offers such dynamic power transmission.

Signed by Matthew Humphries and designed for production by the experienced Morgan Design team, the new Aero SuperSports will enter production in early 2010.

A deposit of 25,000 is required to guarantee delivery of one of these exciting new models. It is expected to cost about 127,000 including VAT. Take into account a delivery time of six to twelve months.

The Morgan Aero SuperSports will make its first public appearance at the Concours Villa d’Este on Lake Como in Italy. Come into the beautiful world of Morgan.